Michael Pignéguy, World Jazz Explosion feat Marques Young & Samantha De Lune


Michael Pignéguy is a leading composer, performer and educator who has worked extensively within the fields of jazz, orchestral and world music. He balances commissions by orchestras from around the world with his own projects which have seen him perform in the US, Italy, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Africa and New Zealand. He also leads World Music act The Awakenings Ensemble.

Michael has worked with with Michel LeGrand (France), Dominick Farinacci (USA), Ziad Rahbani (Lebanon), Asim Gorashi (Sudan), Anton Davidyansk (Russia), Gabriel Hernandez (Cuba), Oleg Polyanskiy (The Ukraine), Kate Ceberano (Australia), Gregory Generet (USA), Israel Varela (Italy), Judi Jackson (USA), The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and many other world class artists.

Michael’s versatility and inventiveness can be seen clearly through the artists and has composed, arranged and performed for & with. These include artists such as Ben Folds (USA), Nayla Al Khaja (UAE), MAias Al Yamani (Syria), Matthew Rybicki (USA), Hassan Moataz (Egypt) and Trilby Temperley (Australia). Michael’s orchestral arrangements have been performed by Boston Pops, Nashville, Houston, Philadelphia Chamber, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras (US) as well as all Australian state orchestras.